Sunday, November 12, 2017

Voyager Academy Elementary School News, Nov. 12, 2017

Dear VAES Families,

We have had a really busy and exciting week at VAES with K – 3 Project Celebrations and the Boosterthon activities and the FUN RUN!!  


Every year, I think that there is no way that the projects could get any better, however, once again, I was “blown away” by the beautiful, thoughtful, and fabulous projects presented by our students, teachers, and staff!!  BRAVO!!! 


The Boosterthon Fun Run was amazing!!  There were glow lights and disco lights that created a really festive and fun atmosphere while we danced and students ran to the music!!!  We also had a special performance by the Voyager Drumline!!  They were terrific!!!  We have raised $15,000 toward our $20,000 goal.  We are so close to our goal that pledging will stay open one more week.  I know we can do it!!!  Also, don’t forget that if we reach our goal, Ms. Hofmann and I will spend the night at school!!!  Make your pledges at funrun.com.  Enjoy the pictures below from our Project Celebrations and Boosterthon!

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KINDERGARTEN ALL ABOUT ME & COMMUNITY HELPERS


Students explored and learned about themselves in relation to family, peers, and their community. Students presented their self-discovery to family and friends via the “All About Me & My Community” Museum.
 





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FIRST GRADE

Students became experts at being an active reader.  They taught these strategies to our Kindergarteners as well as educating the 2nd and 3rd graders on community resources to increase the number of active readers in our school.





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SECOND GRADE

The students partnered with One World Market and created a “Change the World Fair. The students had a parade and created art, instruments, and food from one of the five cultures they studied.


China




Australia



Kenya





Philippines




  
Brazil



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THIRD GRADE

The third graders shared “newly discovered” plants as well as other discoveries made while studying plants, seeds, and soil (from experiments done during class rotations).




 HOW DO I GET ONE OF THESE???!!!!

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BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN

Kindergarten & First Grade FUN RUN:




Second & Third Grade FUN RUN:
 





I hope everyone enjoys the Veteran’s Day Holiday and the long weekend!! 

Leslie Paynter
VAES Principal

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VAES HOSPITALITY LUNCHEON

Each month, the PTO's Hospitality Committee enlists the help of parents and friends of Voyager students in order to host a luncheon for teachers and staff.November's Elementary School Hospitality Luncheon will be held Tuesday, November 14th and the menu will follow a Taco Bar theme.

Please sign up to bring a dish, supplies, and/or give of your time by helping to either set up/serve/clean up. Click the link for loads of details and easy opportunities to help treat our elementary teachers and staff to a delicious lunch.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aacab29a5ff2-vaes1


If you're able, the day of the luncheon is also a great day to provide lunch coverage for your child's teacher. If you have questions or you would like to be added to the Hospitality Committee's e-mail distribution list so that you automatically receive an invitation to the sign up genius for future luncheons at the elementary school, please send a request to VAEShospitality@gmail.com


Thank you!
Susan Barkley & Kathy Robinson

Future VAES Hospitality Luncheon Date:
Thursday, December 14th

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VAES YEARBOOK ORDERING

Elementary School (K-3) Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online. You can order your copy online at www.strawbridge.net. Yearbooks are $23.00 each and must be ordered by January 31, 2018. After this date, there will be a price increase for additional book orders. Visit www.strawbridge.net, click on Pay or Order Online, enter our school code 110322 for Voyager Elementary, then click View Gallery. Choose Yearbook to proceed to your order. Please contact Leslie Jewell (leslieljewell@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Order today!!

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IMPORTANT DATES

November

  • Mon., Nov. 20:    1st Trimester Report Cards Go Home
  • Wed., Nov. 22 – Fri., Nov. 24:   Thanksgiving Holiday/NO SCHOOL

December

  • Wed., Dec. 20:    Early Release at 11:15 AM for the Winter Holidays
  • Dec. 21 - Jan. 4:    Winter Holidays